The Wall Street Journal reports:
The chief executive of MyPillow Inc., one of Fox News’s big advertisers, said he is pulling his ads from the network after a disagreement over a proposed commercial.
Mike Lindell said he made the decision after Fox News declined to run a commercial linked to his efforts to promote his claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Security and election officials have said there is no proof of widespread election fraud.
“It’s unfortunate Mr. Lindell has chosen to pause his commercial time on FOX News given the level of success he’s experienced in building his brand through advertising on the number one cable news network,” Fox News said in a statement.
The Daily Beast reports:
According to Lindell, however, Fox News had declined to run the commercial promoting the symposium, prompting him to tell his ad buyer to immediately cancel all his other ads on the network. Fox, meanwhile, did not say whether it refused to run the ad in question.
“They won’t even run an ad for directions for where people can watch the symposium online? Give me a break,” he added to The Daily Beast. “Things change, but right now I have no plans to ever advertise on Fox News again.”
The pillow salesman added that he spent over $50 million on Fox News ads last year and has dropped another $19 million so far this year. According to the advertising analysis site iSpot.tv, MyPillow ranks among the network’s top five advertisers.
New: Fox News refused to run an ad linked to the MyPillow Guy’s baseless election fraud claims, so he said he’s pulling his ads. https://t.co/uoY99pxnRI
— Ben Mullin (@BenMullin) July 30, 2021
With MyPillow Guy Mike Lindell pulling his ads from Fox News, this seems like the PERFECT time to remind everyone that 38% of Tucker Carlson’s ad revenue comes from MyPillow alone.
Excuse me while I fucking HOWL 😂🤣😭
— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) July 30, 2021
I analyzed 3 months of Tucker Carlson’s advertising. Th data shows just how few are companies willing advertise on the show.
During this period, there were a total of 745 minutes of ads.
MyPillow: 302 mins
All Others Combined: 443 mins
He’s essentially a 1 advertiser show. pic.twitter.com/PEcSPt6YrN
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) June 11, 2020
Mike Lindell just announced that he’s pulling all MyPillow ads indefinitely and immediately from Fox News because they won’t show his cyber symposium commercial. pic.twitter.com/9Uq46XOCX4
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) July 30, 2021